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Member Since:

Sep 15, 2011



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

5k: 17:20

10k: 35:34

Half Marathon: 1:18 (Snow Canyon 08)

Marathon: 3:06 (Beaver 20)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for Boston Marathon (Run a 2:55 marathon)

Help PV athletes develop a love for running. 

Be the 1st male athlete to run all 4 years at Dixie State University. Done! 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Be a life-long runner

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Miles:This week: 15.45 Month: 110.65 Year: 309.93
Hoka Rincon Lifetime Miles: 742.47
Hoka Clifton Lifetime Miles: 531.68
Saucony Ride Lifetime Miles: 805.46
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 86.29
Hoka Napali Blue Lifetime Miles: 335.18
Hoka Napali Red Lifetime Miles: 468.76
Hoka Instinct 2 Lifetime Miles: 288.34
ASICS Noosa Fast Lifetime Miles: 104.21
Nike Pegasus 32 Lifetime Miles: 354.64
Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 470.04
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 304.12
Hoka Speedgoat 3 Lifetime Miles: 482.59
Hoka Clifton Blue Lifetime Miles: 400.15
Hoka Carbon X Lifetime Miles: 427.57
Hoka Carbon Rocket Lifetime Miles: 111.52
Brooks Launch 7 Lifetime Miles: 492.70
Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 373.32
Hoka Bondi 6 Lifetime Miles: 347.01
Hoka Challenger 5 Lifetime Miles: 485.68
Kinvara 11 Lifetime Miles: 560.55
Hoka Rincon 3 Lifetime Miles: 709.54
ASICS Novablast Lifetime Miles: 429.86
Saucony Ride 13 Lifetime Miles: 871.11
Trail Runs 2022 Lifetime Miles: 85.00
Hoka Bondi 7 Lifetime Miles: 190.37
Kinvara 13 Lifetime Miles: 690.19
Hoka Carbon X 3 Lifetime Miles: 114.06
Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 290.08
NB XC Spike Lifetime Miles: 9.01
Nike Pegasus 37 Lifetime Miles: 257.53
Hoka Challenger 6 Lifetime Miles: 272.06
Trail Runs 2023 Lifetime Miles: 59.00
Nike Steelers Pegasus 39 Lifetime Miles: 122.50
Nike Air Zoom Tempo Lifetime Miles: 29.27
Saucony Ride 15 Lifetime Miles: 360.91
Kinvara Pro Lifetime Miles: 290.21
Clifton 9 Lifetime Miles: 201.73
Pegasus 40 Lifetime Miles: 35.49
Trail Runs 2024 Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Total Distance
Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 Miles: 41.46Nike Steelers Pegasus 39 Miles: 21.74Kinvara 13 Miles: 20.36Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 6.67Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 16.95Trail Runs 2023 Miles: 5.00Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 7.13ASICS Novablast Miles: 2.00Nike Air Zoom Tempo Miles: 3.23Hoka Carbon Rocket Miles: 2.14Hoka Challenger 6 Miles: 21.97Saucony Ride 15 Miles: 2.52Hoka Carbon X Miles: 4.95
Weight: 186.50
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Joined some different groups and tried to hit 3 miles at marathon pace. Mixed in with Dirty Cole and the boys, top varsity girls, with Breck, then Gaige, Carson, Parker, and Grant. Finished by staying steady with Trey. 8 miles 

3 fast miles (a little too fast): 

1. 6:38

2. 6:36

3. 6:33


Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 186.00
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Chill run with the boys. Good conversations. 4.51 miles 

Nike Steelers Pegasus 39 Miles: 4.51
Weight: 185.00
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Started to warm with girls then my garmin wouldn't load so I stopped to let it load. Jogged around watching the kids run fast. Evan volunteered to take pictures after the workout. Beautiful sunrise! 

Kinvara 13 Miles: 4.37
Weight: 186.00
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Race: Mesa Marathon (26.36 Miles) 03:08:49, Place overall: 196, Place in age division: 31
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There was some drama before the race. Ross wanted to gamble it all and not ride the bus. He figured worse case scenario we would run about a mile to the start line with all the road closures. Then I realized I forgot my bib at my aunt's house 5 minutes after we left. So we had to turn around and a cop yelled at my Dad for going the wrong way on a partially shut down road. Lucky he didn't get a ticket.....Then some lights flashed as he sped through an intersection and now I will be getting a ticket because it was my car...To make things worse a road my Dad thought we could take was closed off. Marieta, my Mom, and I convinced him to talk to the cop patrolling the road and see if we could find a way closer to the course. The cop said our best bet was to run the 2.5 miles to start line from that point. It was around 6:10 at this point with a 6:30 race start. I accepted out fate and was ready to start jogging to the start. My Dad was still convinced he could find a closer path and was mad "we made him" talk to the cop. I told him its not that big of a deal but running an extra 2.5 miles was really going to suck for him. I left him as he was still arguing with my Mom. 

As I began my slow jog towards the start I made a decision to not let my Dad stress me out and shrugged it all off. I even enjoyed the jog a little bit. It was dark with a full moon. Fireworks were going off and then the race started. The runners cruised past me as I ran the opposite direction looking for a bathroom. I spent some time in the bathroom, set up my airpods and watch and mentally checked in for the race. I'm 90% sure I was the last person to start the race. My Dad even started before me. 

It was hard not to run super fast with 2,000 runners in front of me but I found a good 6:45-7:00 pace. I passed my Dad on the only climb of the race. I was locked in on hitting conservative low 7 minute miles. It took a while to find that. At the half way point I convinced my brain I was doing a reset on everything. Every mile behind me did not matter. I was in a new race, a much more tiring race. As the miles went by I was still feeling comfy. I was expecting Marieta and my Mom to get me some electrolyte drinks between miles 13-17. I wasn't sure when it was going to happen but I was excited for it. Then around mile 18 I saw my car off to the side of the course and they hadn't seen me yet. So I yelled "Marieta" and they just weren't ready to help me and I wasn't going to stop for them (I was rolling). Once again I found myself accepting my fate and that I wasn't going to get the drinks I planned on. I was a little nervous that the aid station materials weren't going to be sufficient for me. Luckily, right around mile 20 Marieta was there with my drinks. Marieta was a freaking bad a and popped open the tab to my Mt. Dew energy drink as she was handing it to me. Then I said "give me both" and she ran to catch up and give me my electrolyte drink. I enjoyed the taste of pure energy in a can. I probably spilled half of it on my face. I was ready to hammer down the last 6 miles and see how close to 3 hours I could get. Mile 21 was not kind to me. I felt a little pulsating in my quad and I thought, "this is my nightmare!" Charleston and STG memories came swirling back in my mind. I saw myself lying on the ground with baseball sized cramps in my quads. I heard the voice of Coleman making fun of me for falling over. I slowed down to hopefully alleviate the chance of my cramping. Any time I accelerated I could feel my body wanting to seize up. So I settled for 7:30-7:40s for the last couple of miles. I knew if I tried to hammer down and run the way I wanted, there was a good chance I would cramp up. Then I would end up running like a 3:20-3:30 marathon. So I coasted to the finish to secure a sub 3:10 marathon. I think it was the right move. Overall I think this was my best marathon ever! Beaver was faster by time but today there was no falling apart. I didn't walk once and I kept all my miles under 8 minutes. 

1. 6:44
2. 6:57
3. 6:56
4. 6:51
5. 7:30 (uphill)
6. 7:19
7. 6:48
8. 7:04
9. 6:53
10. 6:50
11. 7:00
12. 6:59
13. 6:57
14. 7:02
15. 7:05
16. 7:04
17. 7:08
18. 7:05
19. 7:00
20. 7:00
21. 7:25
22. 7:27
23. 7:55
24. 7:41
25. 7:40
26. 7:40
.36. 2:37

3:08:49/7:10 mile pace 

Mtn Dew 11/100

Next steps: 

-Rest up! I need to let my body recover from all these marathons of the past year. 

-Focus on coaching for track! I just want to run with the kids without worrying about additional miles.

-Lose weight. I want to be down in the low 160s before I run another marathon. 

-Get ready for the Beaver Marathon and be ready to crush on August 5th! 

Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 Miles: 29.03
Weight: 183.00
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AM- Weights and partial D.I. Loop. Talked with Trey about the marathon and future plans. I felt pretty good with some soreness. I will ease back into the running. 1.75 miles 

PM- Parked at the wrong parking lot and got caught up reading to realize the team wasn’t coming. Found some different groups and made a decent run out of my bone head mistake. 5.01 miles 

Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 5.01Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 1.75Trail Runs 2023 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 185.00
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Just jogging around while the kids did some 5k pacing. I ran with Trevor for a minute. Jaxon for a little bit, the girls for a little bit, Cole's crew for a second. Finally I wrapped up the last set with Trevor. Felt more sore today than yesterday. 5.03 miles 

Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 5.03Trail Runs 2023 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 185.00
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AM- Weights and GOAT talk with Coleman, +becoming a KD fan?? 2 miles 

PM- Prerace workout. I didn't do all the fast stuff with the kids. I tested my legs a little bit then decided to take it easy because of some fatigue in my legs. Need to save it for tomorrow. 3.23 miles 

ASICS Novablast Miles: 2.00Nike Air Zoom Tempo Miles: 3.23
Weight: 184.00
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Race: Root Beer Mile (0.95 Miles) 00:07:13, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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AM- Jogged around (again) while the kids did some speed work. A little more recovery and I will be ready to roll into some great running without the stress of an approaching marathon. 3.01 miles

PM- Root Beer Mile

Sprinter Ryder started out really fast and I got out in 2nd place. I really didn't want him to win because not many people bet on him. He signed up right before we went out to the field. About 2 laps in I even told Talmage that he or I needed to win. I felt good and I have a little better chugging form from experience. Ryder threw up and I knew the race was mine. About 200 meters into the final lap I turned around and didn't see anyone close enough to catch up. Talmage took 2nd and Kevin 3rd. Brook 1st, Coach W 2nd, and Kate 3rd. Fun race! Kids raised a ton of money for Hayden! We even did a little running with Hayden, definetely a special moment. 2.14 miles  

Hoka Carbon Rocket Miles: 2.14Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 3.01
Weight: 184.00
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Ran the Bart Anderson trail. I ran about a mile and a half waiting for Ross to show up. Then we tried running the upcoming SGR trail route. It was hard to find the right trails because there were so many. So there was a lot of stopping. Ran by a huge sink hole. It was fun. My left calf started to feel pretty sore. 8.25 miles 

12/25 baja blast 

Hoka Challenger 6 Miles: 8.25Trail Runs 2023 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 187.00
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Pulled my calf doing some skips afer a 10 minute run. Probably could have been avoided if I would have stretched it out Saturday when I noticed it being tight. 1.2 miles

Kinvara 13 Miles: 1.20
Weight: 188.00
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Jogged around a little bit while the kids prepared and raced the 800. Too cold to know how my calf is really feeling. 1.66 miles 

Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 1.66
Weight: 187.00
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AM- Chilly morning trying to keep up with the boys. My calf was showing some weakness so I settled for less minutes and hit some back grass. I think with a little more time I will be fine. 1.65 miles 

PM- Started with the boys. Coleman called me fat or something like that. Then I ended up with the girls because my calf would not allow me to keep up with the boys. 4.02 miles 

Kinvara 13 Miles: 1.65Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 4.02
Weight: 187.00
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AM- Weights and jog with boys. 2.1 miles

PM- Run with the girls up into Green Springs. 4.43 miles 

Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 2.10Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 Miles: 4.43
Weight: 188.00
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Jogged around with Porter then with the girls during their Friday routine. Calf is getting back to normal. 5.40 miles

Kinvara 13 Miles: 5.40
Weight: 188.00
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Wanted to go faster but my left calf had other plans. Ran a sustainable pace. Lucky to be running decent, after Mondays experience I was pretty nervous. Just got to get through February. Always a sucky month for running. 10.03 miles 

Mtn Dew 13/100 

Nike Steelers Pegasus 39 Miles: 10.03
Weight: 186.00
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Sunday night stroll enjoying the stars. My calf is feeling better but still don't feel like jumping around. 1.73 miles 

Kinvara 13 Miles: 1.73
Weight: 186.00
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AM- Pretty solid run with the girls in the desert. Climbed some fun hills. Had a really good conversation with Brecken. 9.36 miles 

PM- Showed George where the sinkhole is. He talked me into getting into it. My left knee and calf were giving me some issues. 4.36 miles 

Mtn Dew 14/100

Hoka Challenger 6 Miles: 13.72Trail Runs 2023 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 189.00
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AM- Slept in because I had a rough time sleeping. Marieta has been sick and that has kept me up. 

PM- Middleton with Gavin, Jaxon, and Parker R. Felt sluggish and pain in left knee. 3.67 miles

Mtn Dew 15/100


Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 3.67
Weight: 187.00
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AM- 20 with girls. Adri showed some anger this morning. Legs felt much better this morning. Still just feel off. Could be that I'm fighting off getting sick from everyone around me. 2.34 miles 

PM- Did the normal warm with the girls. Then with my leg being sucky I was a little hesitant to jump into some speed work. Mixed with different groups for a couple of minutes at a time. Then ran a couple of sets with Ms. Consistent. 7.20 miles 


Kinvara 13 Miles: 2.34Nike Steelers Pegasus 39 Miles: 7.20
Weight: 190.00
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AM- Weights and new CalRat loop with the girls. 1.49 miles 

PM- Prerace with the girls. I wanted to run more but I don't need to. 2.52 miles 

Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 1.49Saucony Ride 15 Miles: 2.52
Weight: 187.00
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AM- Warm with the boys. Kids did 5x300. I jumped in the last 2 and realized I should have done all 5. Saw Kylee eat it on the slippery track. 3.67 miles 

PM- I’m in that weird state where I either want to run or take a long nap. 3.01 miles 

Kinvara 13 Miles: 3.67Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 3.01
Weight: 188.00
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Race: Mr. PVHS 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:22:29
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Ran the race with Cole, Porter, Gaige, and Carson. Tripped about 1/2 mile into it. Tied my shoe a little over a mile into it. Nice course! I think Coleman won?? I want to run more today but sickness is hitting me. We'll see how the afternoon goes. Still an improvement week even with sickness. 4.95 miles 

Hoka Carbon X Miles: 4.95
Weight: 187.00
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Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 Miles: 41.46Nike Steelers Pegasus 39 Miles: 21.74Kinvara 13 Miles: 20.36Saucony Ride 13 Miles: 6.67Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 16.95Trail Runs 2023 Miles: 5.00Hoka Rincon 3 Miles: 7.13ASICS Novablast Miles: 2.00Nike Air Zoom Tempo Miles: 3.23Hoka Carbon Rocket Miles: 2.14Hoka Challenger 6 Miles: 21.97Saucony Ride 15 Miles: 2.52Hoka Carbon X Miles: 4.95
Weight: 186.50
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